Owner of waste removal company in Neasden is convicted of flytipping in Kingsbury
PUBLISHED: 15:03 05 August 2015 | UPDATED: 15:03 05 August 2015
The owner of a waste removal business based in a travellers' site in Neasden has been convicted and ordered to pay more than £1,000 for flytipping in Kingsbury.
Patrick Ward, owner of R& R Rubbish Removals in Lynton Close, pleaded guilty at Willesden Magistrates Court to the crime which took place at Fryent County Park in June last year.
His business, which is registered with the Environmental Agency, was fined £250 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £25 and court costs of £912.50 bringing the total to £1,187.50.
Brent Council’s waste enforcement officers responded to a resident’s tip off that waste was being dumped at the park and investigated the crime.
Sifting through the rubbish dumped at the park, which included wood, sawdust and a number of black bags, the council officers gathered the evidence which linked the flytipping to Mr Ward’s company.
Cllr Eleanor Southwood, Brent Council’s cabinet member for the environment, said: “This was a calculated and criminal act by someone who wanted to save some money at the expense and to the detriment of others in our community, by illegally dumping his waste.
“That is something which is completely and utterly unacceptable and so I am very pleased with the outcome of this case.
“I hope that this case and similar prosecutions will send out a strong message to potential offenders that flytipping is not a cheap, quick-fix solution to getting rid of your waste, but instead will land you a conviction and a hefty fine.”